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We are a dynamic community-based health centre promoting social justice and health equity in the Regent Park neighbourhood and east downtown area of Toronto. We operate out of several locations and provide a wide variety of services including: primary health care, chiropody, physiotherapy, nutrition services and supports, social work, community health, immigrant and refugee services, housing assistance, harm reduction and homeless programs, Pathways to Education for high school students, infant and child development programs, parenting education and family advocacy.

Job Summary

The Primary Care Physician’s purpose is to improve the health of members of the Regent Park Community and to assist in fulfilling the Centre’s mission statement. As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, the Primary Care Physician serves a low income, diversified, multi-cultural, inner city community using a wide variety of methods including direct patient care, advocacy, health promotion and community development.

This is a Full-time Permanent position . Staff will also participate in HOOPP (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan), and receive additional medical benefits.


$24.36 to $29.34 per hour


35 hours per week

Application Deadline

August 19, 2022

Responsibilities Include

  • Greets and engages participants for the CTS.
  • Monitors and ensures appropriate client flow and number of participants into and out of the post injection room and other service areas, in accordance with staff to participant ratios.
  • Assists with orienting clients to service and supporting service eligibility assessment, as needed.
  • Assists in maintaining a hygienic, organized, comfortable and respectful environment in the overdose prevention room.
  • Assesses client knowledge of injection process and works to achieve the best possible health outcome for each client.
  • Supervises CTS clients, who may present with a variety of acute and chronic illnesses, to administer their own injections.
  • Provides overdose prevention education.
  • Assist with response and management of overdose events.
  • Maintains a clean working environment; sanitizes injection booths as needed.
  • Helps to de-escalate conflict with or among participants, according to established protocols; communicates any concerns and dispatches staff or self to appropriate space when necessary.
  • Provides education regarding best practice injection technique and the proper use of all injection supplies.
  • Provides harm reduction materials and information to clients and ensures disposal of used equipment in according with established protocols.
  • Promotes the voice of people using the service to be involved in the ongoing development, decision making and evaluation of the program.
  • Assists with stocking/inventory of supplies.
  • Communicates any concerns and dispatches staff or self to appropriate space when necessary.
  • Works collaboratively with other staff members, participants in interdisciplinary case conferences and team meetings, and shares knowledge of drug using community with other staff members.
  • Helps to ensure operations of the CTS comply with requirements and guidelines.
  • Provides back up to other programs as needed, harm reduction room, women’s drop in program.
  • Preserves confidentiality and seeks to minimize risk.
  • Incorporates health promotion and harm reduction strategies and recognizes determinants of health.

Qualifications and Skills Required

  • Degree/diploma in a related field or relevant work/lived experience
  • Lived experience within the priority population and/or experience working with racialized people, indigenous people, people who engage in sex work, prisoners/ex-prisoners, people with mental health issues, people who have experienced trauma, people who have experienced homelessness or street involvement is considered an asset
  • Excellent understanding and commitment to harm reduction practices and principles
  • Demonstrated experience with overdose prevention and response, and ability to physically intervene in an overdose situation
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the health issues of a diverse community
  • Understanding of impacts of systemic oppression on marginalized individuals and communities
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, decision making, conflict management, critical thinking, organizational skills and Ability to work collaboratively within and across teams
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of computer technology and various software applications.
  • Experience intervening in overdoses and/or training including Naloxone administration, is considered an asset
  • Understanding of Anti-oppression principles and ability to work effectively with people of various cultural, age and economic backgrounds
  • Knowledge of the Regent Park area and issues affecting the community
  • Must have a drug and sex positive attitude.
  • Must be available for weekend and/or evening shifts.
  • Must be fully vaccinated for the protection of clients and staff

To protect the health and well-being of our clients and employees, Regent Park Community Health Centre has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all staff, including new employees to be fully vaccinated by a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals with valid medical or human rights-based exemptions, will be considered for appropriate accommodation within the policy.

Apply For This Position

Please submit your resume and cover letter by
August 19, 2022

No phone calls, please. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. RPCHC is committed to developing an inclusive, selection process and work environment. If contacted, please advise the hiring manager if you require any accommodation during the interview process.

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